Ionic by Laura Patterson
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July 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 1275 yards (640 - 1166 m)
32, 36, 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) in; 81.3, 91.4, 101.6 (111.8, 121.9, 132.1, 142.2) cm
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The ancient Greeks were great builders of their time. The stately columns they designed to hold up walls and graceful archways came in three basic styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric columns were the stockiest, simplest of the columns, Corinthian the most slender and decorative, while Ionic was somewhere in between. This top coordinates with the Corinthian cardigan, and pulls on easily over skirt or jeans. Last photo shows Ionic and Corinthian worn together.

Sweater is knit in pieces from the hem up from a provisional cast on, button bands are knit along with the fronts. A variation of the pattern stitch is worked along hems, buttons bands, and neckline instead of ribbing. After the pieces are knit and seamed, live stitches are picked up from the cast on edges, and worked into a simple I-cord border that sweeps around the bottom edges, and around the neckline. Pattern is written for 7 sizes, from XS to 3X, and includes both charted and written stitch instructions.

Yarn: DK weight 700, 800, 900 (1000, 1125, 1250, 1275) yards.
Model: Kollage Yarns Milky Whey in Blue Sky; model made in size medium.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for I-cord.
Crochet hook: US E (3.5 mm), or size that matches or is slightly larger than the smaller needle size used for provisional cast on.
Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch, blocked.
Finished size: xs, sm, med (lg, 1x, 2x, 3x) includes 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) positive ease: 32, 36, 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) in; 81.3, 91.4, 101.6 (111.8, 121.9, 132.1, 142.2) cm.
Notions: waste yarn, 4 stitch markers.
Difficulty: Intermediate.
Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, make 1, provisional cast on, I-cord.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.